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E555VN Novolac Epoxy | Superior Steel & Concrete Chemical Vertical Protection | Tank Linings

E555VN is a high solids modified cycloaliphatic cured multifunctional epoxy Novolac coating.  Has exceptional chemical and solvent resistance.  Designed for use in splash, spillage and secondary containment of aggressive chemicals including 98% Sulfuric Acid and 37% HCL.  E555VN Novolac Epoxy is used as a Finish Coat on steel, concrete and polymer materials.

Recommended for structural steel, tank linings, vessels, equipment, pipe racks, storage tanks, towers, truck unloading pads, bleach plants, dye rooms, battery storage areas, in chemical processing plants, pulp and paper mills, sewage and waste water treatment facilities, fertilizer plants, refineries, electric generating stations, coal handling sites, mines and marine installations.

E555VN Novolac Epoxy is used extensively in secondary containment areas, concrete floors, walls and other structures.

Great for primary containment and tank linings for wide range of chemicals when chemical contact temperatures below 150°F and used with  E15M Epoxy Mastic Primer as part of a specified system (contact us with chemical exposure requirements for system details at

For secondary containment horizontal concrete projects requiring a high build solution consider E1500HN Novolac Epoxy

Available in a 1 gallon kit and Dark Gray color.  May be applied in cold, damp conditions to 45°F with curing down to 35°F

PRIMER:  Recommend  E15m Epoxy Mastic Primer

TOPCOAT: Not typically required but can apply a 2nd coat.

Where is the E555VN Novolac Epoxy used?

  • Structural steel
  • Tank linings
  • Vessels, equipment
  • Pipe racks
  • Storage tanks
  • Towers, truck unloading pads
  • Bleach plants
  • Dye rooms
  • Battery storage areas
  • Chemical processing plants
  • Pulp and paper mills
  • Sewage and waste water treatment facilities
  • Fertilizer plants
  • Refineries
  • Electric generating stations
  • Coal handling sites
  • Mines and marine installations.
  • Manufacturing plants

Why E555VN Epoxy?

  • Excellent resistance to acids, alkalis, salts, most industrial chemicals and many solvents
  • For Use in tough corrosive chemical environments including 98% Sulfuric Acid, 37% HCL and 70% Sodium Hydroxide
  • Vertical application to 10 mils DFT.
  • Great for Secondary Containment for both steel and concrete surfaces
  • Use as Primary Containment and Tank Linings when used as part of specified system
  • Excellent abrasion resistance with ceramic filler
  • Excellent in battery storage room areas.
  • Meets USDA requirements
  • May be applied in cold, damp conditions to 45°F with curing down to 35°F


Solids By Volume 82%-
VOC 148 g/L
Finish Semi-Gloss
Recommended Coverage & Dry Film Thickness 7-10 mils DFT
Coverage per Gallon 180 t0 260 sq. ft. per gallon
Packaging 1 gallon kit
Mixing ratio 4:1 by volume.  Mix 3 parts Base (Part A) to 1 part Hardener (Part B)
Shelf Life 12 months in unopened container
Shore Hardness  ASTM D2240
Tensile Elongation  ASTM D-638
Flexural Strength  ASTM D-790
Bond Strength  fails per ACI test #59-43
Tensile Strength  ASTM D638-60
Colors Dark Gray
Dry Service Temp 280°F
Recoat time @ 75°F 8 hours minimum; 24 hours maximum
Application roller, squeegee, seed in or trowel
Thinner SA-74 Thinner up to 20% or substitute 100% MEK Solvent


Recommended Coverage & Dry Film Thickness 7-10 Mils DFT
Coverage Per Gallon 180 T0 260 Sq. Ft. Per Gallon



Temperature Tack Free Min Recoat Time Max Recoat Time
90ºF 2-3 hours 5-6 hours 18 hours
75ºF 4-6 hours 7-8 hours 24 hours
50ºF 8-12 hours 16-24 hours 48 hours


55°-100°F with relative humidity below 90%.  When spraying, use a 50% overlapping crosshatch pattern to minimize the occurrence of pinholes.  Do not apply over dew or frost.  The surface should be dry and at least 5°F above the dew point.

CHEMICAL RESISTANCE, SPLASH & SPILLAGE (spill time for 72 hours contact with surface)

Acetone Glycol Ether EB Power Steering Fluid
Acetic Acid 56% (45 days) Glyoxal 40% Propionic Acid
Acrylic Acid (up to 98%) Heptane Propylene Gylcol Monomethyl Ether
Aluminum Nitrate 50% Hexane Propylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether Acetate
Aluminum Sulfate 50% Hexylene Glycol Psuedocumene
Ammonium Hydroxide 28% Hydraulic Fluid Skydrol 500B
Beer Hydrochloric Acid 37% Sodium Hydroxide 70%
Benzyl Alcohol Hydrofluoric Acid 5% Sulfuric Acid 25%
Black Liquor Hydrogen Peroxide Sulfuric Acid 45%
Butyl Acetate (Normal) Hydrogen Sulfide Sulfuric Acid 78%
Brake Fluid Iodine Sulfuric Acid 98%
Butanol (Normal) Isobutyl Alcohol Sodium Bisulfate 50%
Carbon Tetrachloride Isopropyl Alcohol Sodium Bromide 40%
Citric Acid 50% JP-4 Jet Fuel Sodium Carbonate 50%
Copper Sulfate 50% JP-5 Jet Fuel Toluene
Crude Oil JP-7 Jet Fuel Tomato Juice
Cumene Kerosene Transmission Fluid
Cyclohexenone Ketchup I,I,I Trichloroethane
Diacetone Alcohol Lactic Acid 50% Trichloroethylene (7 days)
Diesel Fuel MAK Vinegar (White)
Diethylene Glycol MEK (4 days) Vinyl Toluene
Distilled Water Methanol (7 days) Xylene
Ethanol (7 days) Methylene Chloride (24 hrs) Zinc Chloride
Ethyl Acetate MIBK Water – Fresh & Salt
Ethylene Dichloride (7 days) Mineral Spirits
Ethylene Gylcol MTBE
Ethyl 3-Ethoxypropinate Nitric Acid 30%
Ethylene Oxide Naptha (VMP)
Ethylene Glycol Monopropyl Ether Oleic Acid
Ferric Chloride 50% Para Xylen
Gasoline – Unleaded Perchlorethylene
Gasoline – Premium Unleaded Phosphoric Acid 10%
Glucose Phosphoric Acid 75%
Glycerine Phosphoric Acid 85%



Steel: Remove oil, grease and other chemical contaminants by solvent wipe or steam cleaning.  Abrasive blast to SSPC-SP6 or better.  Apply over proper primer/intermediate coats.

Galvanized Steel: Solvent clean per SSPC-SP1 or steam clean.  Sweep blast to achieve a 1 mil profile.  Apply one (1) coat of E15M as a primer at 3-4 mils DFT.

Previously Painted Surfaces: Solvent clean per SSPC-SP1.  Remove loose existing paint by wire brush or other hand tools.  Feather edges.  Prime surface with E15M.   Make test application to check for compatibility.

Concrete: In all cases of surface preparation, the pH should be checked.  A pH reading of 7.0 to 8.5 is acceptable.  Also, a Water Dissipation Test should be made on random areas of the floor to determine if the proper degree of porosity has been achieved.  Before the installation of any Gulf Coat Paint Products, the substrate should be examined for moisture.  Test for moisture vapor transmission using ASTM F-1869 Standard Test Method for Measuring Moisture Vapor Emission Rate of Concrete Subfloor using Anhydrous Calcium Chloride.  The maximum allowable rate is 3 lbs. per 1,000 square feet per 24 hours.  Test for relative humidity in concrete floor slabs using Probes according to ASTM F-2170.  This test measures the presence relative humidity of the slab below the surface.  The maximum relative humidity should be below 80%.

New concrete must be cured at least a minimum of 28 days before applying a coating.  On-grade slabs must have moisture vapor barrier in place.  All laitance, sealers, efflorescence, chemical contaminants, grease, oil and other foreign material must be removed.  The prepared surface must be clean, dry and structurally sound.

Recommend mechanical preparation by means of shot blasting or diamond grinding to achieve a CSP-2 or CSP-3 profile, in accordance with the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI).  The profile should reflect something similar to a 60-100 grit sandpaper.  If the substrate is not properly prepared and the appropriate profile is not achieved, failure of the product to adhere to the substrate may occur.

Old concrete surfaces must be structurally sound.  Any unsound areas must be repaired prior to proceeding with the resinous installation.  For proper patching and repairing, use CF-615 and/or E1000 with graded aggregate.  Remove existing paint and loose concrete by rough sanding, sandblasting, high pressure water cleaning, shot blasting or grinding.  In some cases where plant conditions allow, a stripper may be used to remove excessive build-up of paints or sealers.

After concrete surface preparation is completed, prime the area with PC-149, PC-155 or PC-1703 Concrete Primer per label instructions.


Stir each component to a uniform consistency using an explosion proof variable speed drill with a Jiffy mixer.  Then mix 4 parts Base A with 1 part Hardener B for 3 minutes using the powered Jiffy mixer.  E555VN may be reduced up to 20% with S-74 (or 100% MEK) per mixed gallon.  Do not substitute reducers.

Stir each component to a uniform consistency, using a slow speed variable speed explosion proof drill with a Jiffy Mixer.   Do not mix by hand.   Improper mixing may result in product failure. For best mixing results and proper blending of parts A and B, recommend a Jiffy Mixer style drill mixer.

Use of an improper drill mixer can result in curing problems if the hardener also called activator (Part B) is not thoroughly blended with the resin (Part A) which can cause some areas on your floor to remain soft and not harden properly.  DO NOT USE A PAINT MIXER.  Most mixing problems described above can be traced back to using a paint mixer..  DO NOT HAND MIX as this approach can result in the same problems as using a paint mixer.


Airless Spray Graco Conventional Spray DeVilbiss
Gun Silver Plus Gun MBC 510 or JGA
Pump 33:1 Extreme Fluid Tip D
Tip Range .019 to .025 Air Cap 64 or 704
Hose 1/2 inch ID Atomizing pressure 20-60 psi
Pressure 2400 to 2700 psi Hose 1/2 inch ID
Filter Size 60 mesh

Brush – use pure bristle brush

Roller – medium nap solvent resistant phenolic core

When spraying, use a 50% overlapping crosshatch pattern to minimize the occurrence of pinholes.  Do not apply to surfaces below 45°F or above 120°F.  Do not apply over dew or frost.  Do not apply if the temperature is within 5° of the Dew Point.

Time may be longer for thickness above 7 dry mils.  For safety and proper product curing, good ventilation is necessary when painting indoors or in confined areas.  Be sure the batch numbers are all the same to provide uniform color.  Epoxy coatings may yellow or darken during application and after final cure.  This will affect the color but will have no effect on the performance of the product.  Heaters that emit carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide can cause the coating to yellow.


E555VN Novolac Epoxy is Flammable.  Keep away from all sources of ignition during mixing, application and cure.  The Hardener and Base can cause eye and skin burns as well as allergic reactions.  Use goggles, fresh air masks or NIOSH approved respirators, protective skin cream and protective clothing. This product is sold without warranty as to performance expressed or implied.  Users are urged to make their own tests to determine the suitability for their particular conditions.

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